Sarah Vanegas

Title: Research Associate II

Location: Remote


Sarah joined the Center for Indigenous Health in October of 2013 as a Faculty Research Associate and is involved in the Preventing Early Childhood Obesity randomized controlled trials (PECO) as project nutritionist. She also serves as the Assistant Program Manager and Lead Trainer for the Family Spirit Home Visiting Program’s special supplemental curriculum module, Family Spirit Nurture- an initiative to bring dissemination and training on the nutrition curriculum, proven to promote healthy growth during the first six months of life, to sites nationwide. She is a public health nutritionist specializing in community level nutrition research and education.

Prior to her work at the Center, Sarah worked as a bilingual community nutritionist for the WIC program in Yolo county, CA. She developed a passion for promoting maternal, infant and childhood nutrition for underserved communities during her work at WIC as well as international internships in Central and South America. She is inspired and humbled by the people she works with at the Center and the Indigenous community members she serves; working together for strengthening health equity and lifting the voice of Indigenous communities.

She earned a Masters in Nutrition from Oregon State University and undergraduate degrees in Public Health and International Studies from Oregon State University.

Sarah is based in Corvalis, OR.